News and Press releases


  1. Press release

    Launch of the Roads for Development (R4D) Phase 2 and Inauguration of R4D Road in Same of Timor-Leste

    23 March 2017, Same, Manufahi District, Timor-Leste

    The Ministry of Public Works, Transport and Communications (MPWTC) launched Phase II of the Government of Timor-Leste’s key programme in the rural roads sector – the Roads for Development Programme (R4D) – in Same, Manufahi. As part of the launch, one of R4D’s rehabilitated core rural roads, the Same-Daisua-Grotu road (length 11.2 km), was inaugurated.

  2. SCORE Experience Sharing in Deqing

    Productive enterprises, safe and healthy workers

    22 March 2017, Beijing, China

    On 9 March 2017, the ILO and SAWS jointly carried out the workshop on ILO-SAWS SCORE Piloting Program Mid-term Review in Deqing County, Zhejiang Province. 80 representatives from the national and local SAWS, local government officials, participating factories and other stakeholders attended the event. Ambitious goal has been set during the meeting that 500 Small and Medium Enterprises (SMEs) in Zhejiang Province will be reached and carry out SCORE Project in the coming years.

  3. News

    Indigenous people need help to secure government jobs in Bangladesh

    19 March 2017,

    A study has highlighted how job reservation policies could be adjusted to help more indigenous and tribal peoples (ITPs) secure government jobs in Bangladesh.

  4. SCORE Launch Event under the ILO & ETI PPP Collaboration Framework

    ILO and ETI to aid SMEs in Guangdong that supply international brands

    17 March 2017, Beijing, China

    On 15 March 2017, the ILO Office for China and Mongolia and Ethical Trading Initiative (ETI) launched a project to improve the productivity, competiveness and sustainability of Small and Medium Enterprises (SMEs) in Guangzhou City, Guangdong Province, under the ILO’s Sustaining Competitive and Responsible Enterprises or SCORE program.

  5. Press release

    Workshop on multinational enterprises, social policies and fundamental principles & rights at work

    16 March 2017, Lahore, Pakistan

    A 3–day Workshop on Multinational Enterprises, Social Policies and Fundamental Principles & Rights at Work completed sucessfully under ILO’s Project on “More and better jobs through socially responsible labour practices in Asia” for the sport goods industry in Sialkot.

  6. Press release

    Launch of the Employment Generation and Livelihoods through Reconciliation (EGLR) Project in Northern Sri Lanka

    15 March 2017, Colombo, Sri Lanka

    The Project on Employment Generation and Livelihoods through Reconciliation funded by the Government of Norway was launched in Vavuniya on the 15th of March 2017

  7. New pension scheme

    Adequacy versus financial sustainability of the new pension scheme: ILO’s perspective

    10 March 2017, Bogor, West Java, Indonesia

    Responding to a request from the Indonesian Ministry of Manpower and BPJS Ketenagakerjaan the ILO has undertaken an actuarial valuation of the new pension scheme.

  8. News

    Lok Sabha passes the Maternity Benefit (Amendment) Bill, 2016

    10 March 2017,

    On March 9 Lok Sabha passed the amendments to the Maternity Benefit Act. The bill is aimed at benefiting about 1.8 million women in the organized sector.

  9. 9–24 March

    329th Session of the Governing Body

    09 March 2017, Geneva

    Worker, employer and government representatives of the executive body of the ILO will discuss global employment and social challenges, review basic labour rights and the ILO programme and budget proposals for 2018-19.

  10. Transformation of Women at Work in Asia: An Unfinished Development Agenda

    Women in Asia: High contribution, little rewards

    01 March 2017,

    Women's labour force participation has either fallen or remained stagnant across Asia says the ILO ahead of International Women’s Day. An ILO book reviews the role of women in Asia’s economic transformation and highlights the barriers they face in the region’s labour market.